Thankful to be able to say that my heart surgeon is allowing me to go back to work on Monday full-time. Thanks for your prayers. I start cardiac rehab next week Thursday. I still have some pain in my chest, but very gradually it is going away. Being able to walk again with my guide dog Delight is my next goal. - Dave
We are headed back to Graphite Bible Camp this summer. Josh is going to be working full time at the camp come September for a two year commitment. This means we're moving! We're going to dearly miss WBC and would greatly appreciate your prayers as our family adjusts. - Josh & Deanna and family
Please pray for Jenn Brubacher and Bryce Kuepfer as they head to South Africa with Youth for Christ from July 16-30!
We would like to ask for prayers and as we move to a new area away from our family and friends. Pray that the kids would adjust well and that we settle in quickly. Also prayers would be great for Arianna that she continues to do well and that her shunt continues to work. Also please pray that we could find a Church Family like WBC. We just want to thank everyone for the love and support over the last few years. We look forward to seeing everyone when we come back for visits. Visitors are always welcome. We have lots of room.
Feel free to message us for our new address. Thanks Again.
How God Answered Your Prayers.
A few weeks ago we asked you to pray for us during an intense season. Here's how God answered your prayers.
1. Hosting an internship program
Although this was a break in our regular family rhythms, the kids were troopers and managed well. Our interns, 3 from the Philippines and 1 from the U.S. enjoyed getting to know our kids too.
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Here’s what I’ve been up to lately…
It was a privilege and a joy to be able to help with the debrief of our DR mission trip last month. This group of 37 staff and students had spent 5 weeks making friends and sharing the gospel with Arab students. I was impressed by…
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Surgery went great for Malakai on Thursday. He was a real champ and continues to be healing well. We are thankful to be home already!
A surgery date has been set for July 4th for Malakai to have his lip and nose repaired. Please pray that everything would go well and Malakai would heal quickly. Please pray for us as well as we will be needing extra strength and patience in the next few weeks. Thank you for the support we have received already from so many people these past 3 months, we are grateful for you all!
Update from Ecuador!
Dear Wallenstein family,
The months of May and June have been months of beginning things and taking the initiative. Youth group began May 11 - We have begun by starting discipleship groups with the youth who were just baptized. Please pray that this would bear fruit in the youth’s lives and strong friendships would be created, both with each other and more importantly with their Savior!
Raul has begun teaching computer class again. As there are no computers just yet, he is teaching from a textbook, but we hope to get the computer lab up and running in the near future and the kids are excited!
Thank you for partnering with us in prayer and deeds. We are so grateful for our strong church family back home.
Jessenia and Raúl
Congratulations to Jason & Melanie on the birth of their daughter Autumn Rose in the early hours of Friday, June 14!
Thanks to all of you for your thoughts, prayers, and concerns re my recent heart surgeries. I do a lot of resting, take a lot of meds, go for blood tests, do very short walks, and slowly I am getting better. Please continue to pray for Agnes, the kids, and myself. I need patience, because I'd really like to start getting some work done, but I don't want to overdue it too quickly either. Pray that the kids will be able to have as enjoyable a summer as possible, and that Agnes will be able to do her work and not become overtired.
Thank you so much for your fervent prayers through these last few months. Trevor has been out of the hospital for almost 2 months now after being admitted for a mental health crisis in the beginning of February. Comparing life today to 2 months ago is almost night and day. Through meeting with different doctors and nurses, going to some recovery groups, and the support of our church, the transition home has been quite smooth so far.
I, Hannah, am starting a new leg of our adventure. One of the greatest joys that I have as a minister on university campuses is walking alongside women and pointing them to Jesus. I will be joining the team that serves the University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University and Conestoga College. On top of meeting students on campus, I am excited to have the opportunity to use our home as a place to minister to students.
Thank you for praying for us as a family and for our ministry to help students discover Jesus!
Please pray for my cousin Helen her brain cancer has returned and is pushing against her brain. They are considering surgery again.
This week I'll be in Spain helping with a mission trip debrief. Here's how you can join me in prayer:
1) Pray for the different components I will be leading - some prayer times, sharing times, an evaluation time, and an encouragement time.
2) I'll also be meeting one on one with a bunch of staff and students to do their "debrief interview." It's simply going over their answers to a series of questions that help them process their time on the mission trip.
3) Lastly, pray that jet leg wouldn't get in the way of jumping right into things. And pray that even though I wasn't on the mission trip that I would have wisdom to know what the team needs to debrief and close the trip well.
Phil and Andrea are arriving in Canada on today! They are planning to be in Canada for at least 9 months, and will be living at Donna’s Place in Elmira.
Dave was able to come home today! He is now resting at home after undergoing heart surgery a couple of weeks ago. Pray for patience and strength for Dave as he adjusts to being home and continues to heal.
Dave has been promoted from ICU to the third floor! He is still quite weak and tires quickly but is ready for short visits. He is in room 104 on the west wing.
Please be in prayer for Elmer Martin’s family, as they grieve the loss of Elmer who passed away early this morning. More details will be posted when funeral and visitation details are confirmed. Thank you for praying!